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Suspect pleads guilty

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

William R. Moss
One of the suspects arrested during the August drug raid recently pled guilty as part of a negotiated plea agreement.

Law enforcement officials served William R. Moss, 24, Brazil, with an arrest warrant for two counts each of class B felony dealing in methamphetamine and class D felony possession of methamphetamine charges Aug. 5.

Moss, with defense attorney Charles Hear, negotiated a plea agreement with the Clay County Prosecutor's Office.

Taking the motion into consideration in November, Clay Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers ruled in favor of agreement earlier this month.

Moss agreed to plead guilty to one count of class B felony dealing methamphetamine (a lesser count), while the state would dismiss the remaining three charges.

Akers sentenced Moss to 20 years at the Indiana Department of Correction, with 15 years to be executed (5 were suspended) in a facility that will allow him an opportunity to participate in the Clean Lifestyle Is Freedom Forever (CLIFF) Program.

Moss was given credit for 237 days previously served in jail and allowed to have good time credit while incarcerated, if applicable.

Upon completion of his sentence, Moss will be placed on 5 years formal probation.

The court also ordered Moss to obey all local, state and federal laws; pay all fines, fees and restitution; enroll and pay the fees for a substance abuse treatment program; not possess firearms, ammunition or possess/consume alcohol; submit to random drug screens and provide a DNA sample to the court.

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SO did they dismiss all the other hundred charges too? I know he has been in lots of trouble in the past year.

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Dec 11, 2008, at 6:46 AM

I hope the CLIFF program rehabilitates him, I am glad that Judge Akers is focusing his attention on rehabilitation not just punishment! Go get help Billy you can do it!

-- Posted by ibclean76@yahoo.com on Thu, Dec 11, 2008, at 6:50 AM

yes, what about all the other charges, I believe it was 17 more that stemmed way back to 2005. Did he get those taken care of too? It seems awful funny that he has had those pending this long. Why nothing has ever been done about those and they were just "hanging" there. Let's hope so.

-- Posted by LM3561 on Thu, Dec 11, 2008, at 3:36 PM

If it is true that he has 17 other charges and the prosecutor dropped them I think it is time for him to step down and let someone else take over that will do something!

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Thu, Dec 11, 2008, at 6:41 PM

dont really think his past life is any of your guys buisness

-- Posted by nhs_babe_2011 on Fri, Dec 12, 2008, at 9:12 AM

he ahs been given chance after chance. He had 4 times been in trouble in 4 months and he used to be my neighbor and I know he was in trouble then also.

-- Posted by ape1 on Fri, Dec 12, 2008, at 11:55 AM

NHS BABE It might need be are business but if you do your research before running your mouth you would know:

William R. Moss, 25, Brazil, according to documents, was initially arrested during the drug sweep on two class A felony charges of dealing in methamphetamine and two class B felony charges of Possession of Methamphetamine.

However, Moss is also facing allegations from five separate open court proceedings reaching back to 2005 with a total of 17 charges ranging from a traffic infraction to various drug related charges and a felony battery charge.

April 13,2008

William R. Moss, 24: 1. Possession of methamphetamine (two counts) 2. Resisting law enforcement (two counts) 3. Residential entry 4. Dealing in a sawed-off shotgun 5. Possession of marijuana (two counts) 6. Driving while suspended

February 13,2008

Moss, William R., 24 1. Battery

November 27, 2007

William R. Moss, 24: 1. Possession of a controlled substance (two counts) 2. Possession of methamphetamine 3. False or fictitious registration

November 21, 2007

Moss, William R., 24:1. Narcotic offenses 2. Possession of paraphernalia

November 13, 2007

William R. Moss, 24: Criminal trespass

But heck NHS BABE sounds like a good guy you are right its not our business when this is the type of person out in our community giving Brazil, and Clay County a bad name. LOCK HIM UP! Looks like there are enough charges, maybe try that habitual offender that the prosecutor office is starting to charge.

And NHS BABE if you disagree with the charges you might want to research his name in the paper.

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Fri, Dec 12, 2008, at 3:02 PM

BigCB20 ~

Thanks for the research ~ looks like the public record speaks for itself :)

-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, Dec 12, 2008, at 6:35 PM


By looking at your name, you are still a teenager. If not, then your response shows you are not fully matured and aware of your surroundings.

This man's "past" is part of his problem and it's our problem as adults.

And it is the business of the community because his irresponsible actions endanger everyone he comes in contact with, including him - and you.

Some people will shout me down on here for saying the obvious, but it needs to be said.

Individuals like this young man are destroying not only their own lives, but also our community. Too many excuses are being made on their behalf and the saddest part of all, there is a sense of entitlement to the excuses.

Yes, everyone deserves a second chance (maybe a fourth or fifth if they at least are trying to change and fall from grace), but when you coddle someone you're not helping them.

It is time for real punishment along with firm, constructive efforts to help criminals work toward a better life. There used to be a time when going to jail wasn't cool and it wasn't a vacation.

Being in jail used to be a scary idea, now its like networking for thieves!

It is time to stop good time credit, because it is not working. It only allows them to get back out on the streets and start the vicious cycle again.

It's time the adults in this community supported law enforcement, the judicial process and took up the gauntlet in the fight against the thugs running wild not only in Clay County, but across the nation.

Maybe I'm too old and my ideas are out of date, but maybe it's time for an old-fashioned approach to what is wrong with our community. We have to do something before the new fangled ideas of the "let's pat them on the back because they know they did wrong" generation really fails and we stop putting criminals in jail at all.

-- Posted by Cy on Fri, Dec 12, 2008, at 7:25 PM

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